When you use GM MDI on your laptop , you may meet some troubles . Such as it cant communicate with the software . Lets see how to solve this issue .
First, you should make sure the MDI Manager software was installed on laptop well and the MDI must be powered up before you use it to communicate. Also the MDI should be configured for wired internet or wireless communication.
If the MDI can not communicate with the MDI, you should check the cables whether connecting well to the MDI when MDI has completed its power up sequence , the connector pins are clean and the MDI Manager software is running.
If you connect them by using USB, you need check the MDI USB connection is detected by windows. About the solutions,you can connect the MDI to the PC USB port and power up the MDI. Open the Network and Dial-up Connections Window from the Windows Control Panel. Then check for the device name ETAS USB Remote NDIS Network Device. If it is not running, check all USB ports on the PC and verify that the MDI is powered on.
If you connect them by using wireless internet , you should make sure that wireless communication is enabled and the IP configuration is properly set using the MDI Manager software. Then what you need to check is that the USB cable is not plugged in, the MDI is not being used via wired internet and the wireless card is properly seated in the MDI. You can contact your IT department and check that your PC is detecting the wireless access point and the correct security settings have been configured for the MDI.
And if you connect then by using wired internet you need to ensure that the wired internet communication is enabled and configured using the MDI Manager software. Then you should check that the USB cable is not plugged in and the MDI device detects wired internet activity by viewing the lights blinking on the wired internet port of the MDI.
But if you think all these is complex , we recommend that you can buy the MDI with laptop together , so that our engineer can installed the software for you well , and test it with the car first , make sure you can use it directly when you get the machine . By the way , if you dont want to buy the laptop , please confirm your laptop must be the one after 2008 year , E49 laptop will be better .
How will The MDI for GM Be Used?
The new GM MDI can be used only in the Pass-Thru method. This means you can use it as your programming tool, while your Tech 2/CANDY remains available for diagnostics and other duties.
The GM MDI is initially being introduced with Pass-Thru programming capabilities only. It can be used to perform Pass-Thru programming on all vehicles built since 1996 and will support all vehicles into the future.
The GM MDI will be required to perform diagnostics on selected NAO vehicles for model year 2009. Diagnostic software is scheduled to be released for the GM MDI during the fourth quarter of 2008. Regulations require programming procedures to be compliant with SAE Recommended Practice J2534.
The GM SPS is compliant with SAE Recommended Practice J2534, and the GM MDI is compliant with the portions of SAE J2534 that are applicable for GM vehicles.